Linux As A Religious Experience

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Hey folks, gotta’ a bit of news for you. Linux is an operating system. Using Linux will not redeem your immortal soul. It won’t even grant you that out-of-body experience you’ve been wanting.

It’s a friggin’ piece of software. It’s a bunch of computer code (mostly C and assembly) written to interact with a bunch of components on a mother board in a box on your desk. Linus Torvalds is NOT a god. Richard Stallman is not the High Priest of FOSS. Wake up and smell the burning capacitors, folks. Ya’ gotta’ push yourself up out of that computer chair and plow through the pizza boxes, soda cans, and cig butts to get outside for some fresh air and a bit of sun. You’re looking mighty pasty.

I spend my days at Linux forums and websites all over the Net. I listen to the fan-boys rant on about FOSS this and Richard Stallman says that. They rant on about which Linux distribution (usually the one they have on their own systems) is the very best. They whine and complain about more popular Linux’s like Ubuntu and Redhat because non-Linux folks think that those distributions are THE Linux that everyone is talking about at tech weinee gatherings.

*sigh*